Columbus Burkhart Murals

Preservation of the Emerson Burkhart Mural Music: 1000 High School Students Participate in the Project Only visible for four years, 1934-1938, the controversial mural was not visible again until sixty-years later when approximately 1,000 art students at the Metropolitan Education Center…

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Frank T. Bow Federal Building, Canton, OH

Steel Industry by Glen Shaw, 1937 A series of thirteen, powerfully composed, murals each depicting a different facet of the steel industry that is so important to cities of Northern Ohio. The scenes are rendered in a complex of oil paint,…

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Federal Support for Murals and Other Arts

Many of the earlier murals in the United States on view to the public were created through the support of the Federal government. Today, most of these murals are under the care of the U.S. General Services Administration. The U.S.…

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A Rebirth of Public Art

This article features art conservation work by McKay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation Laboratory, a specialist in art conservation. The PDF file is here: MILLET MURALS AT METZENBAUM Clem Labine’s Traditional Building Volume 18 / Number 3, June 2005 A REBIRTH OF…

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Relocation/conservation Kent State University Murals

Relocation/conservation Kent State University Murals

McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. was hired as an art consultant by the architectural firm Moody Nolan, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, to look at Kent State University murals. As art conservation consultant, McKay Lodge, Inc. advised the architect on the…

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Federal Building and U.s. Courthouse, Bowling Green, Ky

Long Hunters Discover Daniel Boone by Edward Laning, 1942 Commissioned by the Section of Fine Arts of the WPA, Long Hunters depicts Kentucky’s legendary colonizer and explorer Daniel Boone (1734-1820). His companions in frontier adventures were the Long Hunters, a group…

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N. C. Wyeth Mural Removal Consulting Conservators

N. C. Wyeth Mural Removal Consulting Conservators

McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory, Inc. has been hired by Ely, Inc. of Washington DC to be the consulting and participating conservators for the removal of N.C. Wyeth’s monumental mural Apotheosis of the Family. The 18 foot tall and 64 foot…

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2014 Restoration Albrizio Frescos

2014 Restoration Albrizio Frescos

During September 2014, twelve New Orleans frescoes by Louisiana artist Conrad Albrizio (1894-1973) were treated by conservator Stefan Dedecek. These Albrizio frescoes represent the twelve Stations of the Cross. They are located on the walls of the small Eucharistic Adoration…

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